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Moores Legal Services


Moores are legal experts in the not-for-profit sector. They have been chosen as an Our Community Preferred Supplier because they know the field, they are committed to the sector, and they understand the sector's needs, as evidenced by their ground-breaking pre-agreed pricing model.

To find out more about Moores services and pre-agreed pricing, call the NFP-Assist Legal hotline on (03) 9843 2119 or email to NFPassist@moores.com.au.

Moores can provide advice and services to not-for-profits in the following areas:

  • Advocacy and submissions
    • Assistance with preparation of submissions on regulatory change issues
  • Board relationships
    • CEO/Board
    • Board v Board disputes
  • Governance
    • Governance training to your board or committee
    • Advice on directors' duties and directors' liabilities
    • Good governance policies and processes
    • Government contracts and tenders
  • Bequests and wills
    • Reviewing marketing material, bequest collateral and advice for major charitable organisations
    • Protection of charitable gifts made in wills
    • Defending claims made against charitable giving in estates
    • Drafting charitable gift clauses, scholarship funds etc
  • Commercial contracts
    • Drafting and reviewing proposed contracts including funding agreements
  • Constitutions
    • Drafting, reviewing and updating
  • Dispute resolution
    • Helping boards and committees deal with member disputes
    • Providing a mediation service and conducting litigation where necessary
  • Establishment of Not-for-Profit organisations
    • From charity registration (if applicable) to structuring, ie. company, incorporated association or a trust
    • Estate Planning for clients of not-for-profits
      • General advice
      • Disability Trusts
  • Registering as a charity
    • Applying to the ACNC for registration as a charity
  • Family Law
    • Family law issues for schools:
      • Enrolment procedures
      • New legislation advice
      • Custody disputes
      • Intervention orders
  • Fundraising
    • Applying for State and Territory fundraising licences
  • Structure review
    • Reviewing organisation's current structure and governing documents
  • Intellectual property
    • Copyright issues
    • Trade mark searches and advice
    • Registrations, licensing, infringements and domain names
  • Mergers
    • Strategy advice
    • Legal advice re process for implementing a merger
    • Constitutional and regulatory requirements
    • Transferring of assets
    • Employee issues (transfer of business)
    • Protecting your tax concessions
  • Philanthropy
    • Advice re different ways of setting up philanthropic vehicles
    • Advice re making a bequest to a charity or not-for-profit organisation
  • Property and construction
    • Sales and acquisitions
    • Real estate transfers
    • Leasing
    • Property development
  • Tax concessions
    • Applying for tax concessions including Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR)
    • Negotiating with the ATO and Stave Revenue Office
  • Workplace relations
    • Employment law advice (OHS, industrial relations, litigation etc)
    • Human resources consulting (strategy, dispute resolution, policy drafting etc)
    • Training on workplace relations topics
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